Medical Acupuncture with Dr. Manse

What is veterinary acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the act of inserting needles beneath the skin at certain locations to elicit a particular physiologic (or natural) response. It can help to alter pain signaling, improve musculoskeletal function, reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and stimulate nerves or glands. Veterinary acupuncture should be performed by a licensed veterinarian with additional training in acupuncture.

How does it work?

Dr. Manse uses a neuroanatomical approach guided by his knowledge of neuroanatomy and your pet's condition(s), to choose a specific acupuncture plan for your pet. It is essential that your pet has an accurate diagnosis using a thorough diagnostic workup prior to treatment so that the most effective approach can be used. Examples of potential diagnostics include X-rays, blood work, ultrasound, biopsies, and more.

Why do diagnostics?

When it comes to Medical Acupuncture the purpose is to help an underlying disorder. It is important to define that disorder through diagnostics so that the best possible treatment can be provided to the animal. Without diagnostics, there is a risk something may have been missed. If you plan to skip diagnostics for your pet's issue, be aware that Dr. Manse may not be able to provide the best possible treatment for your animal.

What can acupuncture help treat?

Acupuncture can be used to help treat many disorders and illnesses, including…

  • Atopic Dermatitis and Allergies
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Lameness
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Urinary or Fecal Incontinence
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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